so its my senior year in high school and when graduation time comes along im looking to buy a new laptop. wat i found out was beyond my belief, i mean i hear the stereotypical MACS are OVEPRICED but i never actually thought it would be like this, so anyways here are basic specs of both the xps and mac pro that are kind of comparable in terms of power. XPS: 15"screen intel core i5 460 2.53ghz 4gb DDr3 1066mhz RAM Nvidia Geforce GT420m 2GB 500gb 7200 RPM Sata Hard Drive costs: $800 bucks MBP: 15' screen intel core i5 @ 2.4ghz 4gb DDr3 1066mhz RAM 320gb SATA Hard Drive 5400 rpm Nvidia Geforce 330m 256MB costs: $1,800 I mean am i missing something here with the xps???? a 320gb hard drive running only at 5400rpm is really the only difference, but i mean for a total difference of 1 fricking thousand dollars?? i must be missing something! to upgrade the memory costs a shitload on the mac, while on the xps its almost half of that of the macs ram upgrade price. I was looking for a computer for video editing and film stuff since that is my major, and i heard macs were great for that but for this price its such a cheap trick by apple, rip off. Ahh just wanted to rant a bit about this, i guess im going with the xps and ill just run hackintosh off of it since the hardware is pretty much similar...bah macs.